27 October 2008

In Continuation...

Yesterday I mentioned being halfway to figuring out what God wants for me in the future.
I feel like maybe it's time to put it out there and see what all of the wise people in my life are thinking about this...give me some feedback, some guidance, poke some holes in the plan. (I'm aware that this is a big dream...believe me, I'm more logical than I seem in my posts.)

So...here it is:

I want to live in America until August each year...be around for PDYM, SLC, Summer Camps, the Orange County Fair...most family birthdays and most major events in the year.

And then, in late-August, head to Kenya for a few months. As it sits now, I'm really feeling like I could make a difference spending August to late-November here, working Math, English, Science with the Oasis kids...helping to prepare them for their end-of-the-year exams. (Potentially, I could teach Math in a school during the day as well?) I could stay for a bit after exams to celebrate school letting out and help Geoffrey shop for Christmas gifts.

Then I would come home for December in America (peppermint hot chocolates, Santa in the mall, Christmas songs in Target...dishwashers, washing machines, pedicures...)

So...what do you think?

6 comments:

Two First Names said...

I love love love that idea.

Gina said...

If you stayed home August - November you could teach Math, English and Science to your nephew and REALLY make a difference in RSM and I get to see your face!!!

Suefalla said...

I love the idea too!!!

What would you do when you are here? Where would you want to get a job? I can't pay you to be my nanny but you are more than welcome to do it for free!!

Another thought: How about going back to school? You could do a spring and summer semester and than take off the fall semester...

If you don't know what to go to school for I have a couple ideas for you...

The OC Josh said...

I really like this idea. Seems like the best of both worlds...

Mama Oasis said...

Brilliant! You know, you are welcome to stay at Oasis House...that way you have a freezer to keep your ice cream!

What if we organized to send a few teams over to volunteer at Oasis during that time and you could be their leader? Admit it....the idea has appeal....

Not to mention that Geoffrey would be organized then 7 months of the year (the 4 I am there and then while you are there ....we would overlap for at least a month). Also....selfish me is excited that we would get to be in Kenya together!!! We could wait and have the end-of-term field trip until you get there....don't forget how fun the deformed animal trip was this year!!!!!!

But seriously, Allison, it is clear that the Lord is tugging at your heart. I know you will listen and follow whether it is this idea or something else.

Love you!

Jess said...

Oh...such a great plan!